Cockroach (Blattodea)

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The sight of a cockroach crawling across your wall is sure to send chills down your spine. With their long antennas and spiny legs, it’s no wonder that cockroaches are among the most despised insects to find in homes and places of business. Contrary to popular belief, roaches aren’t only found in messy places. Yes, they are attracted to dirty dishes and leftover food and crumbs, but they are also able to find their way into buildings through cracks and crevices, drains and sewer pipes, or by hitching a ride from bags and suitcases from other places. 

When you’ve found a cockroach in your home, act quickly to identify it and call PURCOR to get rid of those creepy crawlers today!

How to Identify Cockroaches

There are many different types of cockroaches found all around the world. However, the most common types that infest in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are:
American cockroaches 
Brown-banded cockroaches 
German cockroaches 
Oriental cockroaches
You can identify cockroaches in general by their:

Body – flat, oval-shaped, and oily to the touch
Color – most range from light-brown to dark-brown 
Legs – 6 long legs allowing them to move quickly across most surfaces

How to Prevent Cockroaches in Homes and Businesses

One of the best ways to keep cockroaches out of your home, restaurant kitchen, and other spaces is by keeping it clean. Avoid leaving food and dirty dishes out overnight, and make sure all of your food is properly sealed and stowed away. In addition, make sure your garbage can has a tight-fitting lid, and try to take out your trash as often as possible. Vacuuming around your home often helps get rid of small crumbs that might attract cockroaches as well.

Another way to prevent cockroaches is by taking the time to seal any cracks or crevices around your home that may be used as entry points. Seal sewer pipes and crawlspaces, and make sure all doors and windows are secure.

Cockroach Control Solutions in WA, OR, and ID

Let’s face it: Cockroaches are very common in areas around the Northwest. But that’s what we’re here for. When you come across cockroaches in your home, don’t hesitate to call the pest control experts at PURCOR. We’ll inspect your home and provide you with the quick and efficient pest control solution you need. Contact us today for a quote!